Hi all. I bottle (yes I prefer it to kegging) and lately have been noticing that a good number of my beers are flat after 3+ weeks of bottle conditioning. It isn't every beer, some are perfectly carbed but I'd say every 3rd one is way under-carbed or completely flat.
I was chalking it up to not thoroughly mixing my priming solution in my beer before I bottled, so on my last batch, I made sure I added the solution in increments while transferring and gently stirred the whole thing very thoroughly. Cracked open a few this weekend after 4 weeks and again, every 3rd one comes out flat
Today I was preparing about 4 cases of bottles for my bottling this weekend (Irish Red and Ed Wort's Apfelwein). I soak my bottles overnight in a big plastic tub of hot water and oxiclean then remove the lables an rinse thoroughly the next day. Today after I did this I noticed that there was still a haze on the inside of the bottles after I rinsed them 3 different times.
Sorry for the long intro, but do you think that this haze of oxiclean is contributing to some of my bottles being under-carbed? I soak the bottles in starsan before I actually bottle so I figured this would take care of any haze left inside but now I am having my doubts...
Simple SaisonSecondary 1:
Blueberry pinot noir Secondary 2:
Watermelon Wheat, Habanero IPABottled:
Peanut butter banana porterOn Deck:
Toasted Blonde, Raging Bitch Clone, 100% Brett IPA -=My Keezer Build=-